This web page is only an introduction and does not cover all the issues. For more detailed information on claiming asylum as a child, download the full fact sheet at the side and bottom of this page. This page and fact sheet are correct as of 30th June 2019.
This page outlines the legal process for claiming asylum as a child in the UK. For further information, see our pages on local authority support for asylum-seeking children, UASC leave, and joining family through the Dublin Regulation.
For Welsh users, the Welsh government has published best practice guidance with Children’s Legal Centre Wales for certain professionals working with unaccompanied asylum seeking children in Wales.
What is asylum?
What is the process of claiming asylum in the UK?
When does a child need a lawyer?
Is the process different for children than it is for adults?
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